Chelsea Poised To Make New Bid For Man United Striker Wayne Rooney, Blues Willing to Pay £30m

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Rooney is still set to leave Old Trafford despite David Moyes phoning the striker to try and persuade him to stay.

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Chelsea look set to submit a second bid to Manchester United for striker Wayne Rooney as United boss David Moyes tries desperately to persuade Rooney to stay at the club through a series of phone calls, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Blues had a bid of around £20 million rejected by the Red Devils last week but they will return to Old Trafford with an improved £25 million offer in the next few days.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made Rooney his main transfer target and will consider raising his offer to around £30 million if he needs to.

United manager David Moyes has been trying desperately to persuade Rooney to stay through a series of phone calls to the striker and he has tried to reassure the player that he will not be solely an understudy to Robin Van Persie next season.

However, Moyes has refused to give Rooney a guarantee that he will play in his favoured central striker role and unless that guarantee is made, it is likely that Rooney will push for a move away from Old Trafford.

Rooney is well aware of the interest from Chelsea and reports suggest that he would be interested in moving to London.

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